Areas of Interest
Nonviolence, Social Conflict, Social Movements, Cultural Sociology of Politics and Morality
Matthew is a second-year doctoral student in a joint program through the Department of Sociology and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, where he is a Kroc Excellence Fellow. He has an MA from American University and a BA from George Fox University. His current research projects examine the relationship between nonviolent action and peace agreements, the origins and effects of pro-environmental lifestyle activism, and the politics of culture-jamming. Before transitioning into academia, he served as the deputy director of Nonviolence International in Washington, DC and a field team coordinator for Christian Peacemaker Teams in Iraq and Palestine.